Texas country singer Taylor Dee dies after rollover car crash

Country music singer Taylor Dee died March 14 in a rollover car crash in Texas, KTVT reported. She was 33.

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Dee, whose real name was Taylor Dawn Carroll, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV eastbound in a toll lane in Euless, the television station reported. According to a news release from the Euless City Police Department, Dee attempted an abrupt exit from the highway but missed the turn and hit a barrier.

Her car then flipped into the air and hit an overhead sign with its roof on the way down, People reported.

Dee, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, the Houston Chronicle reported. A second person in the vehicle had minor injuries and is expected to fully recover, the newspaper reported.

Dee’s first single, “The Buzz,” was released in June 2019 and played on several Texas radio stations, KTVT reported.

“I first met Taylor in October 2018 but it felt as if we knew each other many lifetimes,” songwriter Chad Roland told KULR. “Since then we have played music, laughed, shared stories and a few secrets, wrote, cried, toured, prayed, and fought. Needless to say, we were close. We genuinely loved each other, and we hoped that love spilled into the music.”

Linda Wilson, president of the Texas Country Music Association, said Dee’s death shocked the music community.

“Taylor Dee was the real deal -- a true talent with a heart and passion not only for her music but for people,” Wilson told the Texas Newsroom. “In every performance, her talent was evident, but more importantly she allowed her fans to know her heart. She will be missed tremendously.”

Dee is survived by a son, Vayden and a daughter, River, People reported. A GoFundMe campaign raising money to help with funeral expenses has raised nearly $13,000 of its $15,000 goal.

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